HOW DO I LIFT A STUCK VALVE COVER IN ORDER TO REPLACE THE GASKET?

  • Tiny
  • Rangernut
  • 2004 FORD FOCUS
  • 102,000 MILES

All ten bolts around valve cover have been removed, but the valve cover is hard stuck. How do I pry it up without damaging something? Old gasket is leaking oil, and I need to replace it. Thanks.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 12:09 AM

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  • Tiny
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Use a small screwdriver or prybar. Don't exert excess pressure in any single location. Work around the perimeter of the valve cover.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 12:21 AM

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